Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Today's Corporate Media Multi-Millionaires: Overpaid And Out-Of-Touch

Over at Whiskey Fire, Molly Ivors does a brilliant job of taking New York Times' columnist Maureen Dowd to task for her "sheer coastal snobbery."

Of course, Dowd isn't alone these days, among the pampered corporate media mouthpieces. I think it's safe to say that all of the multi-millionaire Manhattan media types are truly out of touch these days.

Recall how ABC's Charlie Gibson recently claimed that families making $200,000 a year are "middle-class."

Also, remember Stephen Colbert's brilliant, right-on-target performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner? Incredibly, The New York Times didn't even MENTION Colbert's performance in its coverage of the dinner.

Indeed, it wasn't until the YouTube video of Colbert's performance became an Internet sensation that the MSM bothered to notice.

I get the feeling that the pampered French royalty were just as out of touch with the common people, just before the French Revolution kicked off.

From Whiskey Fire:

Of all Maureen's poses, the ones where she attempts to capture The Spirit of the Heartland© are perhaps the most annoying. Face it, Maureen: you're a Feng Shui-living Manhattanite with 100 pairs of shoes and the best dye job your inexplicably large paycheck can buy, which is to say: still a dye job. You have no secret window into the souls of West Virginians to determine why they vote as they do, and should not pretend to. Your interest in Appalachia is anthropological at best, and shoehorning it into the predetermined narrative you've constructed about the Democratic primary is unfair, belittling, and snide.

More here.

1 comment:

Chris Wilcox said...

yeah, but I have to agree with Mo on the point that West Virginia has it's share of racist knuckle draggers... I'm just saying. The West Virginians were all to willing to admit it themselves on some of the exit polling interviewing that was shown. To be sure the more inflamatory are the ones that got air time but it doesn't make sense that Obama got beaten so handily at this stage in the game. The rest of Dowds piece was pretty much crap.